PROGRAMMES 2007-2013

The Agency's mission is to implement a number of strands of more than 15 Community funded programmes and actions in the fields of education and training, active citizenship, youth, audiovisual and culture.

The programme strands managed by the Agency are all centralised and support technical projects, which do not imply making political decisions.

  • Lifelong Learning

Sub Programmes

Comenius(school education)
Action c) multilateral projects;
Action d) multilateral networks;
Action e) accompanying measures;

Erasmus(higher education)
Management and monitoring of Erasmus University Charters;
Action b) multilateral projects;
Action c) Erasmus thematic networks;
Action d) accompanying measures;

Leonardo da Vinci (vocational training)
Action d) multilateral projects aimed at improving adult education systems through the development and transfer of innovation and good practice;
Action e) thematic networks of experts and organisations;
Action f) accompanying measures;

Grundtvig(adult education)
Action c) multilateral projects aimed at improving adult education systems through the development and transfer of innovation and good practice;
Action d) Grundtvig networks;
Action e) accompanying measures;

  • Transversal Programme

Key Activity 1(Policy co-operation and innovation)
Action d) observation and analysis of policies and systems in the field of education and training:

i) studies and research;

ii) development of indicators and statistical surveys;

iii) support for the national units of the Eurydice network and management of the Eurydice European Unit;

Action e) action to support transparency and recognition of qualifications and competences, information and guidance for mobility for learning purposes and cooperation in quality assurance:

i) Euroguidance network and National Academic Recognition Information Centres (NARIC);

iii) activities under the Europass initiative, in accordance with Decision No 2241/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council;

Action f) accompanying measures;

Key Activity 2(Languages)
Action a) multilateral projects;
Action b) multilateral networks;
Action c) accompanying measures;

Key activity 3(ICT)
Action a) multilateral projects;
Action b) multilateral networks;
Action c) other actions aimed at improving policy and practices in the field of lifelong learning;

Key Activity 4(Dissemination and exploitation of results)
Action b) multilateral projects;

"Jean Monnet" programme

Action "Jean Monnet"
a) unilateral and national projects:
i) Jean Monnet Chairs, centres of excellence and teaching modules;
ii) associations of lecturers, teachers and researchers;
iii) support for young researchers specialising in European integration studies;
iv) Community information and research activities;
b) multilateral projects and networks;

Action 3)operating subsidies for European associations and establishments active in the field of education and training;

Annex B.2:in addition to the networks and centres mentioned above (NARIC, Eurydice and the national Europass centres), the eTwinning national support services;

Erasmus Mundus / External Cooperation

Action 1:Erasmus Mundus masters' courses;

Action 2:Scholarships;

Action 3:Partnerships with third country higher education institutions;

Action 4:Enhancing the attractiveness of European higher education;

  • Erasmus Mundus: other strands

Projects in the fields of higher education (Erasmus Mundus) and youth financed under the provisions of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA);

Projects in the field of higher education (Erasmus Mundus) financed under the provisions on aid for economic cooperation with the developing countries in Asia;

Projects covered by the call for proposals "Erasmus Mundus - External Cooperation Window" and financed under the general provisions establishing a European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument;

Projects covered by the call for proposals "Erasmus Mundus - External Cooperation Window" and financed under the provisions of the financing instrument for development cooperation;

Projects in the field of higher education (Erasmus Mundus) financed by resources from the Ninth EDF.

Programme of cooperation in the field of higher education and vocational education and training between the European Community and the United States of America

Action 1: Joint European Community / United States consortia projects;

Action 2: Excellence (follow-up) mobility projects;

Action 3: Policy-oriented measures;

Framework of cooperation in the field of higher education, training and youth between the European Community and the Government of Canada

1: Action concerning higher education and training;

2: Action concerning youth;

3: Complementary actions

3.1: Complementary activities:

3.2: financial support to policy-oriented measures involving organisations active in higher education, training and youth;

3.3: mobility of professionals;

  • Culture 2007

Part 1: support for cultural actions
1.1: multiannual cooperation projects;
1.2: cooperation measures;
in connection with part 1.3 "special actions": cooperation programmes with third countries;

Part 2: support for bodies active at European level in the field of culture;

Part 3: support for work of analysing, collecting and disseminating information and of maximising the impact of projects in the field of cultural cooperation:
3.1: support for cultural contact points;
3.3: support for analysing, collecting and disseminating information and for maximising the impact of projects in the field of cultural cooperation.

  • Youth in Action

Action 1: Youth for Europe:
1.1: youth exchanges;
1.3: participative democracy projects;
in connection with the "structuring measures for Action 1" pilot projects on thematic approach and networking;

Action 2: European Voluntary Service;

Action 3: Youth in the World:
3.1: cooperation with the neighbouring countries of the Union;
3.2: cooperation with other countries;

Action 4: Youth support systems:
4.1: support for bodies active at European level in the field of youth;
4.3: training and networking of those active in youth work and youth organisations;
4.4: projects to encourage innovation and quality;
4.6: partnerships;
4.7: support for the following structures of the programme: EURODESK network, Euro-Mediterranean Youth Platform and associations of young European volunteers;

Action 5: support for European cooperation in the field of youth:
5.1: meetings of young people and those responsible for youth policy;

  • Europe for Citizens

Action 1: Active citizens for Europe:
1.1: Town twinning, apart from the direct structural support granted for 2007, 2008 and 2009 to the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CCRE);
1.2: Citizens' projects and support measures

Action 2: Active civil society in Europe:
2.1: structural support for European public policy research organisations (think tanks), apart from the direct structural support granted for 2007, 2008 and 2009 to the association Groupement d'études et de recherches Notre Europe and to the Institut für Europäische Politik;
2.2: structural support for civil society organisations at European level, apart from the direct structural support granted for 2007, 2008 and 2009 to the Platform of European Social NGOs, the European Movement and the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE);
2.3: support for projects initiated by civil society organisations;

Action 4: Active European remembrance;

  • Media 2007

1: Actions for the acquisition and improvement of skills in the audiovisual sector;

2: Actions in the development sector;